One day, iconic pro skier Shane McConkey was rehabbing an injury and looking for something fun to do. Fellow misfit, Saucer Boy, convinced Shane that he could put snowlerblading on the map. And so the Pain McShlonkey Open was born.
On New Year’s Eve, Joseph Chong watched, horrified, as a fast-moving skier collided with his son Nolan at Squaw Valley. Chong and Squaw are working on policy changes. The age-old debate between safety and freedom continues.
The battle between Squaw Valley and Sierra Watch rages on as the court case heads to a state-level appeals court. Legal briefs that went back and forth display the range of perspectives on the future of the valley.